Kocina Il Forno - Latin Urban Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Latin American
Situated in the Heart of McAllen’s Art District this new Latin Fusion Restaurant is sure to have something you will enjoy.
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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

valantines day and it was my anivery

Kocina Il Forno - Latin Urban Kitchen
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi, thank you for your review - please let us know how we can improve. Send us an e-mail to info@kocinailforno. c o m - Have a nice day!

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HarlingenTribe
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 10. This was a great place to have a dinner "experience" where we enjoyed some fantastic fusions. No complaints across the board! The service was fantastic, prices were appropriate, and the menu was well constructed. A great local place to take guests, have a date, or simply enjoy by yourself. Highly reccomend.

Kocina Il Forno - Latin Urban Kitchen
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback, we hope to see you again at the restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Slow/infrequent service. Never received one of the things we ordered.

Kocina Il Forno - Latin Urban Kitchen
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We're very sorry we failed to meet your expectations. We would appreciate another chance to earn your visit. We will look further in the matter and give you the best service in your next visit.

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vipKenny
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

家から近いこともありよく利用しますが、いつでも満足な味と雰囲気を味わえます。
欲を言えばDraft Beerを準備してもらえると嬉しいです。

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and great waiter.

Kocina Il Forno - Latin Urban Kitchen
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again at the restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious! The choriqueso pizza was amazing. We will be back soon.

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OscarF
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! Food is made from scratch!!!👏👍

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VirginiaG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I found it quite expensive. Having said that, I would go back again. The food and service were excellent. It was lovely to have something "different" from the norm. Everything was fresh and savory.

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JerryP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The waiter was excellent and the whole staff was helpful. I came with my mom who is wheelchair bound and they accommodated us superbly. When we arrived, the music was a bit loud and they lowered the volume a little at our request. The food is authentic Latin American food. You can enjoy yuca, ceviche and maduros.

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vipSDenisD
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in town. We invited some friends and they loved everything they taste.

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MiguelM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Great cucumber martini...ordered my ribeye medium, but it was pink and bloody throughout, very chewy....didn't see much value in forking over $140 for dinner for 2.....was not too impressed.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
67 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff.
Incredible food.
Always a great time.
Thank you for bringing quality food and service to the RHV.

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annetteb
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we’ve ever ordered has been wonderful. My all time favorite is the brisket tacos and my husband’s is the choriqueso pizza.

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TonyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service Great Food, Great Management! Over all it was a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is yummy and the service was great. I had the “Ropa Vieja” and I lived it. I had sangria and it was just ok.

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JUANM
Corpus Christi
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Excellent food but I had to wait more than one hour to get my food, the place wasn't full but I noticed that the kitchen was serving too slow, our waitress Tony, overwhelmed, forgot even the drinks, don't like to see this service pattern because the food is great however the service has been down for months, probably because the focus is on the new Prime restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, gracious service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing and the waiters do an amazing job! The waiters not only can describe every menu item to the T but they have some great recommendations! This is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants.

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vipChrisO
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Disappointed that they don't have cocktails here only beer and wine although they do make a "wine cocktail" which is good but pricey at $11. Not on the menu but for $25 you can get a platter of all the apps which are all excellent so that and share a main course is enough for two if you want to try a lot without breaking the bank.

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vipAbel
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Good service.

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RaquelH
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars are not enough! I love this restaurant, my favorite in Mcallen and probably in general. The food is amazing, creative and delicious. The service is good too. But the deserts...WOW! Every time I go I try the special for that day and it has not disappointed. A jewel in McAllen for sure!

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JUANM
Corpus Christi
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service, loved the menu and the management

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MrFab
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Place was nice. Everything i tried was great. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes.

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PauliB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic! Great value. Compliments to the chef and staff!

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RolandoP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rica comida una buena atmósfera y el servicio muy atentos, volvería a ir sin duda

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JoAnnR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Only thing I didn’t like was our waitress would hardly come to check up on us. We had to wait awhile for refills on our beverages.

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LarryO
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and trye authentic Peruvian food.

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KeithM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a nice change of pace from the typical in the area. Flavors were good and food choices were really varied.

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vipKenny
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Special taste in McAllen

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and tasty. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy deliciosa la comida, el trato muy amable, pero en ninguna parte del sitio web del restaurante se visualizo el Menú del día de San valentin, mi familia y yo teníamos pensado degustar platillos de la carta, aún así fue una muy grata experiencia --- Very delicious food, very friendly treatment, but nowhere on the website of the restaurant was the Valentine's Day Menu, my family and I had thought of tasting dishes of the menu, it was still a very pleasant experience

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We were there on Valentines Day (extremely busy in the RGV) and the night went extremely smooth despite the large crowds. We will dine here again to try their regular menu. BTW, the black lobster taco was the bomb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

On a regular day, this is a great place to dine, however, I was so disappointed on the Valentine's Day Menu and the value was totally NOT worth it. This place is mostly known for its Peruvian and Latin cuisine and those options were not available on the Valentines Day Menu. The portions for dinner were small and frankly the dessert portion was laughable! The only choices for appetizers were those of seafood, therefore not much of a choice for those who do not like the options given.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, it was special dinner due Valentine's day, but in the description in open table was not that note.

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Johnjsalinas
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new style had an amazing dinner also like that the new manager came and spoke with us and asked how everything was

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SofiaL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food arrived cold and under seasoned. While our waiter was excellent and very attentive the food was disappointing.

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Girl
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a nice dinner. Food is delicious! Always love coming here and introducing friends and family to this place.

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and delicious food. Friendly service. Good variety of choices, foods from South America.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waitress was horrific.
She was pushy; not attentive...we saw our food come out and she brought it 10 min later...so, it sat and got cold for 10 minutes while she chatted with the host. Lastly...she never refilled our water; bad service reflected in her minimal tip.
Host is always kind an warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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Kocina Il Forno - Latin Urban Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (956) 377-4333.

Kocina Il Forno - Latin Urban Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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